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Walk of Hope Ellesmere

Join our 5km walk around the Mere and take in the gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife.

Step forward for our Flagship Walk of Hope in Ellesmere and help find a cure for brain tumours. 

This new walk in Shropshire is inspired by our Fundraising Group, Aaron’s Army, set up in memory of Aaron Wharton who passed away in April, aged just seven and in memory of Ella McCreadie who sadly passed away in December, aged just 13. It is also for all those families and friends impacted by brain tumours.

This brand-new walk which follows a route around The Mere, will take you the whole way around the lake on a route not normally available to the public. We are delighted that Oteley Estate have agreed to open up their beautiful land so that we can offer this unique opportunity to the supporters of Brain Tumour Research.

The Mere is a beautiful lake with gardens, woodland and historic parkland on the edge of the market town of Ellesmere in Shropshire. It is the largest of nine meres and mosses to be found in the unique Shropshire landscape, covering more than 48 hectares (that’s more than 70 football pitches!) 

Our venue, a Green Flag Award site, is one of the UK’s best green spaces. Boasting the Mere-side promenade, gardens, the Boathouse Restaurant and a visitor centre and the varied Cremorne Gardens – there really is something for everyone. 

There will be a number of food stalls, craft stalls and activities available on the day. Please keep checking back on this page, as we hope to be adding lots of extra things to this walk!

Dogs on leads are also welcome.

Step forward and join our team today! 

Join our Flagship Walk of Hope in Ellesmere and you'll get:

  • A Walk of Hope downloadable fundraising pack 
  • A branded Walk of Hope t-shirt  
  • Dedicated fundraising help and support, including any assistance needed in setting up your online fundraising page 
  • PR support where applicable and the opportunity to share your story with us (if you would like) 
  • A special finisher’s Walk of Hope medal 
  • Additional items exclusive to this event include
    • Ice-cream van, Food stalls, Craft stalls, Raffle

Due to unprecedented demand, we currently have limited stock of our Walk of Hope children’s t-shirts. If the t-shirt size you have requested is out of stock, we will provide you with an alternative Brain Tumour Research branded t-shirt. 

Registration Fees   

  • £10 per adult (aged 18 and over) 
  • £5 per child (aged 11-17) 
  • £1 per child (aged 10 and under) 

Minimum Sponsorship £99 
5km for each complete circuit of The Mere 
Event Start / End times
Meeting point –
Cremorne Gardens, SY12 0DQ 

Online registration is now closed, however you can still register on the day! The event details are shown above and when you arrive at the event, we will provide everything you need. We would love to see you there.

Cremorne Gardens, The Mere, SY12 0DQ (Parking at Castlefields or The Moors Car Park)
Name: Deb Gascoyne
Mob: 07983 946354